BETA 2-Stroke Thread. 250RR, 300RR, X-Trainer

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ToriMish, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. mode12

    mode12 frageelay Supporter

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    something is going to go flying off if you hit a set of whoops on a seXtrainer!

    :hide
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  2. Topher749

    Topher749 Been here awhile

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    Thank you kind sir!

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  3. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    Horses for courses, I think. That's why I own both a two- and four-stroke Beta. Sure, the 300 gets it done in the desert and high speed stuff, but the 390, when geared properly, is a better tool.

    If I were to do it again, I'd probably swap out the 390 for the 430.

    I suspect some fettling with your 250 will get it going in the right way.
  4. 2-650'S

    2-650'S Single track seeker

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    Lol! Love the bike it’s great just the plugs they use are junk. I have to say after 250km and 12 hours, it’s dragged me up some good single track hills a lot easier than my CRF450R ever did. The suspension sprung for the correct weight makes it handle nice too. As for selling it...it’ll stick around for awhile!
  5. Rob578

    Rob578 Long timer Supporter

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    They are awesome bikes. Only bike I've ever sold where the new owner was so happy with it he actually sent me a check for $500 extra!

    The 2021 is in for a thrashing in West Virginia this weekend.
  6. Wonger20

    Wonger20 Been here awhile Supporter

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    2022 200RR on order!! Can't wait. I miss my '19 300RR. Should never have sold it.
  7. Rob578

    Rob578 Long timer Supporter

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    Wonger, you have a 390 and a 200 on order??? Man I'm jealous!
  8. Wonger20

    Wonger20 Been here awhile Supporter

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    technically, yes. 390 may get pushed to next year since they are saying November for it. In all likelihood, the 390 will be in year 2022. 200 should be August.
  9. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    That will be a sweet stable! I'm curious to hear how you like the 200 vs. the 390. I have a 300 and my 390 is currently in the conversion process to a rally bike.
  10. Wonger20

    Wonger20 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I shouldn't have sold my '19 300RR. My curiosity got the better of me and I thought I wanted to do more dual sporting. I like both styles, but need to just be patient and add both to the stable. Tried a CRF450L (really good true DS bike) and then a 300 XC-W TPI. Couldn't ditch the KTM fast enough, even after getting really awesome suspension work done. I just didn't like the chassis as much as the Beta's. Now if Kreft would work on Beta's I'd gladly hand over my money to them again. As-Is, I'm going to try MotoLab in TN for this 200. Rob used to do Webb's bike when he was a Beta rider.
  11. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    Interesting. I loved the motor on my 250 TPI, just not the peaky nature of it. The suspension wasn't great, even after Kreft touched it. In fact, I'm not sure I'd use them again for any bike. I find the OEM Beta ZF springy bits to be great for enduro with only a respring necessary. Then again, it's probably the rider - not the bike. :D
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  12. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    2020 beta 300 starter replacement

    hi. thought I would do a brief wite up on replacing the starter.

    my starter failed out on my trails. when I would press the start button it just went "click "

    so I got my recovery rig moving..

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    normally it's a lot easier to replace a starter.. still a bitch.. but my starter had pushed the rod out and gotten stuck that way.. so just lifting the motor up a little wasn't going to work. I had to lift it up and tilt it over onto its side

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    I did this by putting the top motor mount bolt through the eyelet on a Ratchet strap and throwing the webbing over a joist in the workshop.

    you have to remove the exhaust, swing arm bolt, tank, detatch carb boots, remove all motor mounts , remove rear wheel .bike is on stand. stand has hole in top of stand. starter will fall through hole if hole is big enough.

    it's a giant pain in the ass to get these starters out of there in my opinion. it's a fight .

    here are some photos of the internals of the dead starter. I believe water got inside of it.
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    just FYI my dealer got me a new starter in about 2 days. he also got me a new starter relay and the Bendix. all parts were easy to obtain and in stock with beta.

    note: no days of riding were missed due to having multiple bike syndrome
  13. Wonger20

    Wonger20 Been here awhile Supporter

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    So you're saying next time, leave it on the kickstand, remove the subframe and pull it out the bottom?! Seems to be easier on wheels than a stand.
  14. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    no, you'll need to pull the swingarm bolt and remove the rear wheel... also the upper shock mount so I dont think the kickstand will work my man
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    Sledgehammer, claw hammer, 1/2 impact wrench, tire tool and vise grips.......damn what a project!!!!
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    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    My 1st Beta,picked it up at dealer last week.Have 3 hours of single track on it so far and definitely a nice handling bike with a lot of low end pull.Picked up a new radiator cap on warranty as mine was leaking. have a pipe gaurd coming and plan to switch to tubless when I need to replace tires with cheater's I have never had a bike that begged me to stay standing like this bike. IMG_20210608_190134366.jpg
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    You have to stand, that seat is an instrument of torture.
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  18. Wonger20

    Wonger20 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Allow me to amend this and say I changed my order to the 250 after sitting on the 200 and learning there is no Rekluse option for the 200. I want to try one someday and with zero possibility, it wouldn't fly. Still expecting Aug/Sept.
  19. shortman

    shortman Beta 500 RS, X-Trainer 250 Supporter

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    I just bought a 200 myself and reached out to Rekluse with that question.... Seems like one will be available soon!

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  20. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I have a rekluse on my ktm 300 and it is a pretty neat unit.It is a fully converted sx 250 to hard enduro bike and was pretty mandatory not having a e start in those conditions.Now I am getting used to using the clutch on the beta again.I really liked the rekluse but had to relearn how to pop over logs and do splats.I tuned it to kick in low to take advantage of the 300 kit on the bike as it was set up to kick in at higher rpm when I got it(would spin the wheel to much).They sure do make hill climbing a breeze and tend to make me lazy but damn it's a neat unit.